Miley Cyrus, Robin Thicke first time performers at MTV VMAs

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MILEY Cyrus and Robin Thicke will perform at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards this month.

The 'We Can't Stop' hitmaker, who is nominated for Best Female Video, Best Pop Video, Best Editing and in the new Best Song of The Summer category, will perform at the awards in Brooklyn, New York, for the first time ever on August 25.

Other confirmed performers include Lady Gaga, Kanye West and Katy Perry.

'Blurred Lines' singer Robin, 36, who is also nominated for four awards, will also make his debut performance at the annual ceremony.

He said: "I am excited to be an inaugural nominee in the 'Song of the Summer' category and to be performing on the VMA's.

"We have some big surprises planned and I hope everyone will tune in to see it."

MTV announced on Tuesday (13.08.13) that this year's awards will celebrate the artists and songs that defined this summer as well as the new category Best Song of the Summer, powered by Windows Phone.

Miley, 20, and Robin face stiff competition for the new award from their fellow nominees including Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky' featuring Pharrell, Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding's hit 'I Need Your Love,' Selena Gomez's 'Come & Get It,' and One Direction's track 'Best Song Ever'.

Fans can vote via Twitter, Instagram or Vine by using the appropriate hashtag: #votemileycyrus, #votedaftpunk, #voteselenagomez, #voteonedirection, #voterobinthicke, #votecalvinandellie.

Justin Timberlake and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis lead the nominations at this year's awards with six each.

The 2013 MTV Video Awards will be shown on MTV from 8pm on Monday August 26.

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MTV Video Music Awards 2013 - selected nominations list:

Video of the Year

  • Justin Timberlake, 'Mirrors'
  • Bruno Mars, 'Locked Out of Heaven'
  • Robin Thicke feat. Pharrell and T.I., 'Blurred Lines'
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz, 'Thrift Shop'
  • Taylor Swift, 'I Knew You Were Trouble'

Best Male Video

  • Justin Timberlake, 'Mirrors'
  • Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell, 'Blurred Lines'
  • Bruno Mars, 'Locked Out of Heaven'
  • Ed Sheeran, 'Lego House'
  • Kendrick Lamar, 'Swimming Pools'

Best Female Video

  • Rihanna feat. Mikky Ekko, 'Stay'
  • Taylor Swift, 'I Knew You Were Trouble'
  • Miley Cyrus, 'We Can't Stop'
  • P!nk feat. Nate Ruess, 'Just Give Me A Reason'
  • Demi Lovato, 'Heart Attack'

Artist to Watch

  • Twenty One Pilots, 'Holding On To You'
  • Zedd Feat. Foxes, 'Clarity'
  • Austin Mahone, 'What About Love'
  • The Weeknd, 'Wicked Games'
  • Iggy Azalea, 'Work'

Best Collaboration

  • Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z, 'Suit & Tie'
  • Pitbull feat. Christina Aguilera, 'Feel This Moment'
  • Calvin Harris feat. Ellie Goulding, 'I Need Your Love'
  • Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell, 'Blurred Lines'
  • P!nk feat. Nate Ruess, 'Just Give Me A Reason'

Best Pop Video

  • Bruno Mars, 'Locked Out of Heaven'
  • Justin Timberlake, 'Mirrors'
  • fun., 'Carry On'
  • Miley Cyrus, 'We Can't Stop'
  • Selena Gomez, 'Come and Get It'

Best Hip-Hop Video

  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton, 'Can't Hold Us'
  • Drake, 'Started From The Bottom'
  • Kendrick Lamar, 'Swimming Pools'
  • A$AP Rocky feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar, 'F**kin Problems'
  • J. Cole feat. Miguel, 'Power Trip'

Best Rock Video

  • Imagine Dragons, 'Radiocative'
  • Fall Out Boy, 'My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)'
  • Mumford & Sons, 'I Will Wait'
  • 30 Seconds to Mars, 'Up in the Air'

Best Video With A Social Message

  • Kelly Clarkson, 'People Like Us'
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, 'Same Love'
  • Snoop Lion, 'No Guns Allowed'
  • Miguel, 'Candles in the Sun'
  • Beyoncé, 'I Was Here'